Is ‘Aftersun’ Based On A True Story? What does the creator answer?

Is ‘Aftersun’ Based On A True Story? What does the creator answer?
Is ‘Aftersun’ Based On A True Story? What does the creator answer?

True, moving, tender, with great photography. This is how critics and viewers describe Charlotte Wells’ directorial debut, “Aftersun».

The – already awarded – film presents the story of 30-year-old Callum (played amazingly by Paul Meskal), a young divorced father and his young daughter Sophie (Frankie Corio) who go on holiday to Turkey. During the days they spend together, their relationship, life and traumas begin to unravel. This memory will remain deeply engraved in the soul of the now adult Sophie. This trip will be decisive for both of them.

In the much-talked-about film, which is expected to win more awards in the coming months, Welles (“Laps,” “Blue Christmas”) captures the transition to adolescence, talks about the memories of our lives and their importance, everything that it is engraved in us and suddenly they come to the surface.

Is ‘Aftersun’ a real story?

The answer is yes, it is partly based on real facts. According to reports, Wells drew inspiration for the coming-of-age story from her own childhood experiences, but not entirely.

In a relatively recent interview with Variety’s website, she said that while her short film “Tuesday” (2015) centers around everyday life after the death of her father when she was a teenager, “Aftersun” captures another stage in the relationship. father-daughter.

“I wanted to explore a different time period in that relationship, for example the young father and his young daughter on holiday. “The image of a young man and a little girl, I found it interesting and fun and powerful,” Wells said.

And he added: “It is not autobiographical, but I consider it instinctively autobiographical. And, while writing the script, I put more elements of myself into both characters. From there, the story developed.”

As for the development of ‘Aftersun’, she said: ‘I spent so much time creating it and there was always a personal element to the characters. That was never lacking, I just think that the length of writing the screenplay and the fact that I allowed the memories and stories from my childhood to form the first frame of structure, was a process of searching my past. And all this found its way on paper.”

As for the development of ‘Aftersun’, she said: ‘I spent so much time creating it and there was always a personal element to the characters. That was never lacking, I just think that the length of writing the screenplay and the fact that I allowed the memories and stories from my childhood to form the first frame of structure, was a process of searching my past. And all of that found its way onto paper,” also stating that he has a lot of experience that he can draw on in stories for the cinema.

With information from Variety


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